Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
2011 Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
Made to impress
Cab Lovers: Have we got a treat for you!
Today’s 2011 Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dream of a wine from the masters of Napa Cabs, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The knockout winners of the historic 1976 Tasting of Paris, Stag’s Leap continues to produce some of the most sought after Cabs in all of Napa Valley. Today’s vintage is robust and incredibly lush, with a tremendous aging potential that should see this wine through for another decade or more.
Agent Red was only able to score a very limited amount of today’s wine, so please act now!
Foreboding sanguine crimson in the heart of the glass, with flecks of ruby through and through.
Bold and aromatic notes of stewed black cherry and blackberry laid overtop dark baking spices, tobacco leaf, and sandalwood. A subtle undercurrent of soft herbs frames the other aromas nicely.
Incredibly lush, concentrated, and well layered, with reduced flavors of sweet plum, boysenberry, and black cherry mingling with aged cigar box, sandalwood, espresso bean, black peppercorn, and a hint of vanilla bean.
A major decanter, this rich wine needs some time to breathe. Once the wine opens up, you’ll be greeted with a Classic Napa Cab profile, with firm but pleasant tannins and a luxurious mouthfeel.
Garlic and rosemary marinated beef medallions, served atop buttery, homemade polenta.
What the Winery Says
- Marcus Notaro
- 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast (Previous Vintage)
- Napa Valley, California
- Fruit Variety
- 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot
- 16 months in 35% new French oak